Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources
- Co-operative Education – general information
- What kinds of work term opportunities may be available?
- How do I prepare for my Co-op work term?
- Who is responsible for what?
- What about expenses?
- How do I contact my Co-operative Education coordinator?
Co-op work terms are paid positions and Human Resources Co-op students may find themselves working in a wide variety of industries in positions such as:
- Human Resources Assistant
- Recruitment Coordinator
- Payroll Assistant
- Learning and Development Coordinator
- Pension and Benefits Administrator
- Junior HR Analyst
- Occupational Health and Safety Assistant
Students interested in pursuing Co-op will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Submit the BBA Application to Co-operative Education by the deadline
- Complete a minimum of 15 courses prior to the first work term
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5
- Successfully complete the following course requirements prior to each work term (prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting a Co-op program application):
Co-op Work Term 1
Co-op Work Term 2
Co-op Work Term 3
Total of six
- Successfully complete the Orientation to Co-op preparation course prior to the first work term
*ENTR 2301 or SINV 2201 will also be accepted in place of MGMT 2130.
Students alternate academic semesters with work terms to a maximum of three 4-month Co-op work terms, and must finish their program on an academic semester. Co-op work terms may be combined to lengthen the time spent in the workplace. For example, students may combine Work Terms 1 and 2, or Work Terms 2 and 3, for back-to-back work terms. Students must meet the course requirements for the highest level work term in order to be eligible to complete back-to-back work terms.
Orientation to Co-operative Education course
Orientation to Co-op is a professional development course required in preparation for the first work term. This course prepares students to:
- Complete a skills self-assessment
- Write competitive, professional resumes and cover letters
- Develop job interview skills
- Network with employers
- Conduct self-marketing campaigns
- Understand and comply with workplace and employer expectations
The Orientation to Co-operative Education course is generally offered only in the Fall semester. Contact the Co-operative Education coordinator for more information.
All work terms are paid opportunities. However, there are expenses associated with participating in a Co-operative Education program. By starting to plan now, you can be financially prepared for your work terms. Expenses include:
- Both the Orientation to Co-operative Education course and the Co-op work terms are non-credit courses and have fees attached to them. See the 2018/19 Tuition and Fee Schedules for more information
- You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the work site and some work terms may require the use of a vehicle
- If you accept a work term position outside of Calgary, you will be responsible for your own relocation and living expenses in that location